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Register as a New Patient
You may register by presenting your medical card, if you have one, at the reception desk. If you do not have a card you may register by completing the relevant online forms below. You will also need to provide photo ID (driving licence or passport) and proof of address (utility bill or bank statement)
You will then need to make a new-patient appointment with the nurse to record basic medical details for your file. This is important if we are to look after your health needs to the best standard possible.
The Practice has the right to refuse your registration on reasonable grounds, e.g. if you live outside the Practice Area. Please check that you live in the practice catchment area before trying to register.
New patients are registered with the practice and not individual GPs. However, you have the right to express a preference for a particular practitioner, or class of practitioner, in general or for a particular condition when you make appointments. We will endeavour to meet such a preference where possible and reasonable.
You can find your NHS Number here
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
From the 1st April 2015 the NHS requires that every patient is allocated a named accountable GP. All patients registered patients have been allocated a named GP and any newly registered patients will be allocated a named GP within 21 days of registering. This is for administrative purposes only and you retain the right to see any of our GPs. You will still be able to book an appointment with the GP of your choice.
What does 'accountable' mean?
The named accountable GP takes responsibility for the co-ordination of all medical services and ensures they are delivered to each of their patients where required.
This new arrangement has been introduced to reassure patients that they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that work is carried out on their behalf.
Does the requirement mean 24-hour responsibility for patients?
No. The named GP will not:
- take on responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
- take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours.
- be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient
Can patients choose their own named GP?
Patients have been allocated a named GP by the practice. However, if a patient requests a particular GP, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate their preference.
Do patients have to see the named GP when they book an appointment with the practice?
No. Patients are free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.
If you would like to know who your named accountable GP is, or you have a preference as to which GP you are allocated please contact the Surgery for more information.
Non English Speakers
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: